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Magic in the air at Fourplay, a dining/theatre experience like no other

Maybe you've been courted, fell in love, got engaged and are married, or maybe you're single. Whatever your situation, you've probably been involved in a relationship at some point in your life and have both reveled and suffered through the experience. This month, put yourself at ease and participate in the story that unfolds in Fourplay, a dinner/theatre experience put on by In The House and hosted by Salt Tasting Room.

The premise of the story is simple. A couple meets and goes through the awkward, yet wonderful stages of a relationship. Through a series of four consecutive Monday evenings, we see how love evolves for Heather and Sean, the cast of the two-man show. Unlike other plays, the characters act out the play amidst the audience. In the second episode, titled "Magic", the couple dined at a long table with those attending the show, just as they did in the first. The "magic" was in the engagement of the couple, the "golden apple of so many relationships."

To complement the theme, magician Travis Bernhardt acted as a special guest. To me, it was Travis that made the evening. His comedic approach and roll-with-the-punches attitude fit perfectly with the impromptu and interactive concept of Fourplay. He entertained the audience throughout the evening and without a doubt stole the show. At one point, he had the audience with arms twisted trying to replicate his action of "untying" his knotted arms. 

Although frustrated and complexed everyone attempted to figure it out.

"I haven't drank much, and I'm a smart person but I just don't get it," exclaimed Carly, a woman who's seen Travis before and is a big fan. He eventually stopped the crowd with a smile on his face and a simple sentence that pretty much summed it up. "The difference between being a magician and being an a**hole is small. Magic is a promise with false premises." 

At one point in the evening when he tried to encourage more audience reaction to his magic in the form of "Ooohs" and "Ahhhs", someone yelled "That's creepy!" referring to the fact that he could take his shoe off and have it in his hand without anyone noticing at all. He coined this the laughter of the magician, which he referred to throughout the night and was a crowd-pleaser. 

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